It's my birthday so I have an announcement!

(One other than I'm now a quarter-of-a-century old... bleurgh.)

Anyway, For Folk's Sake will be curating our own stage at the very wonderful Postcards From Manchester festival on Saturday 18th September at the Deaf Institute. Organised by a collective of some of the finest promoters in the city, Postcards brings together local and national indiepop bands all under one roof.

Now, I'm certainly not au fait with indiepop, apart from the jangly slices I witness at some of the nights I frequent in Manchester, so I'm really looking forward to putting sounds to some of the names I hear my friends raving about. And bringing some folk-influenced music to the proceedings, of course.

Representing the folk world will be:

Maliika http://www.myspace.com/maliikasmusic

Samson and Delilah http://www.myspace.com/thesamsonanddelilahshow

and

Glass Ankle http://www.myspace.com/glassankleband

And I'm told that our stage - the basement! whoop! - will also host an array of stalls with more indie merchandise than you can shake a stick at. Nice!

Get your tickets here, read more about it here and come along!